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What should I offer? by SlateTheGreat
Started on: 08-25-2013 12:41 AM
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Report this Post08-25-2013 12:41 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SlateTheGreatSend a Private Message to SlateTheGreatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello all,

Looking to pick up this gem in the next two weeks or so. Want to offer him 2-3k, he posted at 4k. What do y'all think?

http://losangeles.craigslis.../cto/4021738629.html
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Report this Post08-25-2013 01:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 92wastheyearClick Here to Email 92wastheyearSend a Private Message to 92wastheyearEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I didn't think they had T-Tops is 87...I could be wrong though
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Report this Post08-25-2013 01:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SlateTheGreatSend a Private Message to SlateTheGreatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was curious about that. I plan to ask if he put them in. What does the VIN have in it that would tell it apart as being 87 or 88 and would it have anything to say about t-tops?
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Report this Post08-25-2013 01:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jb1Click Here to Email jb1Send a Private Message to jb1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
there are several members here with 87GT with T-tops. The car looks clean. Hood looks rough and needs sail panels... I would start offer around $2500..but I would want to see receipts on the engine rebuild and see what was really done..

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The intake plenum is engraved. Thats only on later models (87/88). Also the exhaust tips look aftermarket.

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Originally posted by SlateTheGreat:

I was curious about that. I plan to ask if he put them in. What does the VIN have in it that would tell it apart as being 87 or 88 and would it have anything to say about t-tops?


Look at the tenth digit in the VIN number.

E=1984
F=1985
G=1986
H=1987
J=1988
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Report this Post08-25-2013 03:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for topcatClick Here to Email topcatSend a Private Message to topcatEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
2 grand is about what I'd offer.

Ripped driver seat
Bad paint
Missing sails
The dog bone looks to be slightly cocked to one side, which could mean bad mounts. You'd have to take it for a ride to be sure
Looks like delam on tail lights - hard to tell from the lighting in the picture
I'd also take a close look at the t-top seals. The paint is pretty bad, indicating it's spent a lot of time in sun and in the elements. The seals for the t-tops could be shot, and are expensive and hard to find

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Originally posted by topcat:

2 grand is about what I'd offer.

Ripped driver seat
Bad paint
Missing sails
The dog bone looks to be slightly cocked to one side, which could mean bad mounts. You'd have to take it for a ride to be sure
Looks like delam on tail lights - hard to tell from the lighting in the picture
I'd also take a close look at the t-top seals. The paint is pretty bad, indicating it's spent a lot of time in sun and in the elements. The seals for the t-tops could be shot, and are expensive and hard to find



2k was what I was hoping for so this at least gives me some ammo against his price! Thanks again

 
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Look at the tenth digit in the VIN number.

E=1984
F=1985
G=1986
H=1987
J=1988


Perfect Thanks!!!
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Report this Post08-25-2013 08:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for spiritClick Here to Email spiritSend a Private Message to spiritEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
In 86 and 87 there was a dealer option for tee tops. T he factory would send the car to an outside source to have tee tops installed.
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The interior isn't dot matrix and the exhaust crossover doesn't have the 88 heat shield, so its very likely an 87, even though the paint for the ground effects is the same (only on 88's or has been repainted).
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$1800 to $2000 is what I'd offer, as posted, sail windows, poor paint, ripped seats, torn rear gasket

Know that if you get it, you will need to do something with that air intake. The filter is right under the air grate where it will get very wet and degrade, not to menchon suck water into the engine.

Figure putting at least 2000 - 2500 into replacing the missing parts, paint, seat covers, etc...

The less you get it for, the more you'll have to restoring it. Are the rims gray, or stripped of paint ?

Oh yea, no such thing as a "special edition GT sport" , it's a GT w/ t-tops.
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Originally posted by spirit:

In 86 and 87 there was a dealer option for tee tops. T he factory would send the car to an outside source to have tee tops installed.


And in 88 they did this differently?

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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:

$1800 to $2000 is what I'd offer, as posted, sail windows, poor paint, ripped seats, torn rear gasket

Know that if you get it, you will need to do something with that air intake. The filter is right under the air grate where it will get very wet and degrade, not to menchon suck water into the engine.

Figure putting at least 2000 - 2500 into replacing the missing parts, paint, seat covers, etc...

The less you get it for, the more you'll have to restoring it. Are the rims gray, or stripped of paint ?

Oh yea, no such thing as a "special edition GT sport" , it's a GT w/ t-tops.


Yea I was wondering what was up with that filter placement, definitely a non-fiero guy working on a fiero methinks. I have not yet seen it in person, and yea I knew the "special edition" was just BS for his craigslist title haha so I'm thinking I can just drown him in info and lower the price. I hope.

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Originally posted by 92wastheyear:

I didn't think they had T-Tops is 87...I could be wrong though

 
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Originally posted by SlateTheGreat:

I was curious about that.

T-tops were first offered as a factory-authorized option on 1988 Fieros.

Source: Enthusiasts' Guide to the Pontiac Fiero, a publication of Northern Illinois Fiero Enthusiasts, Inc.


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Report this Post08-27-2013 09:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That car isn't rare or special. If it is running. Offer $1000. Let an idiot buy it otherwise. Seriously let him talk you up to $1500, which I think is pushing it.
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Report this Post08-28-2013 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ls3machSend a Private Message to ls3machEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:

$1800 to $2000 is what I'd offer, as posted, sail windows, poor paint, ripped seats, torn rear gasket

Know that if you get it, you will need to do something with that air intake. The filter is right under the air grate where it will get very wet and degrade, not to menchon suck water into the engine.

Figure putting at least 2000 - 2500 into replacing the missing parts, paint, seat covers, etc...

The less you get it for, the more you'll have to restoring it. Are the rims gray, or stripped of paint ?

Oh yea, no such thing as a "special edition GT sport" , it's a GT w/ t-tops.


Best advice in this thread. Those sails are hundreds if you go with factory. Same for the tail lights. You could likely drop $1000 just on those 2 items. Seals around the t-tops if cracked or dry are going to be $500+. Paint is shot. Rims likely need to be redone. Seats need redone. You are getting yourself into quite a project here. I've owned a bunch of project Fieros, I'd spend more money and get one in a lot better condition. I don't see anything about the A/C being functional. That can get pricey and if you don't know how or have the tools likely will be something you have to have a shop do. You really need a vacuum and gauges to do one correctly, not to mention if you don't convert to a different refrigerant you can't get R12.
 
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Hope our post haven't offended you, but that car needs a lot of TLC.
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